Ics ocimf ship to ship transfer guide
Ics-Ocimf (Author of Ship to Ship Transfer Guide)
Ship To Ship Transfer Operations Plan
Witherby Publishing Group
The Guide provides advice for Masters, Marine Superintendents and others, such as STS service providers and transfer organisers, involved in the planning and execution of STS operations. Particular attention is given to the effective planning of operations and aspects including risk assessment, ship compatibility, and the management of workloads to minimise fatigue. Be the first to review this product. This industry guide provides recommendations on safety, minimum equipment levels and good operating practices. If more stringent international, national or local regulations apply then they should take precedence.
It is about time the legal clauses that govern STS operations caught up with what happens in practice. The charter party clauses that govern STS operations tend to hang on two general ideas. The first is that OCIMF answers all questions, and the second is that due diligence answers all questions. The problem is, no one really knows what it means. Compare the due diligence for an LNG transfer with the due diligence that precedes an oil transfer. Both are governed by the same wording, but the industry interprets them very differently and knows you must do different things.
International Maritime News Forum
With respect to Ship to Ship transfer Operations a radical update took place, incorporating requirements of MARPOL as well as best practice processes referring to record keeping, beyond to the checklists used until now. The new requirements Section 8. To our understanding, records are being maintained in order to have them post assessed for lessons learned and extract of best practices that may apply in future STS operations. Such process should be transparent, documented, verifiable and above all easy to be maintained with minimum burden. Otherwise the STS records can not be considered as objective evidence and cannot be utilised in a form that allows to the tanker operator to extract beneficial results.